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A Day for Learning and Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice
Tuesday, March 21, 2018

Tentative Schedule. Additional details and events will be added.

A Day for Learning and Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice invites conversations between faculty, students and community stakeholders who confront racism as a structural and systemic phenomenon that most affects those marginalized in our society.

The 2018 DLSO Against Racial Injustice will foster reflection on Resistance, Protest, and Civil Disobedience, and initiate dialogue on minority experiences in a predominantly white institution.

Resistance, Protest, & Civil Disobedience
10:00am to 12:00pm Power Center Ballroom
Dr. Jalane Schmidt will kick off the day's programs by sharing her experience organizing counter-protests at the July, 2017 Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Schmidt is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

Exploring Race and Pedagogy IV
3:00pm to 5:00pm Power Center Ballroom
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to this conversation about race and pedagogy at a predominantly white university, facilitated by Dr. Erin Rentschler, the Center for Teaching Excellence. This year's session will use a new format -- additional details coming soon.

Keynote Address
5:00pm to 7:00pm Power Center Ballroom
Enjoy the thought-provoking keynote presentation of Critical Race Theory Speaker Series presenter Dr. George Yancy. Dr. Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. His publications include the forthcoming Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America.

Campus and Community: Student Dialogue on Racism
9:00pm Africa Room
Engage in a mutual learning environment where Duquesne University students reflect and share perspectives on racism both as relating to their campus community and engagement with the world at large. Snacks provided.

Place, Violence, Resilience: Community-Engaged Research in Urban Neighborhoods
Thursday 4:30pm to 6:00pm 207 College Hall
Attend a presentation on the engaging research of CIQR presenter Dr. Eva Simms. This talk will introduce the practice of thinking human experience from the perspective of place by discussing an outbreak of violence in Pittsburgh's African-American neighborhoods and the
decades long consequences for local residents. Place allows for a multifaceted view of human life that reveals the practices of systemic racism experienced by individuals related to each other by virtue of their shared space. Dr. Eva Simms will be joined by other PlaceLab and community members in a discussion of the challenges, the lessons learned, and the hope for place-based, community-engaged research.